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School quality and educational outcomes in South Africa

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  • Anne Case

    (Princeton University)

  • Angus Deaton

    (Princeton University)

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That educational inputs should be important determinants of educational outcomes is a proposition that appeals to common sense, but is nevertheless controversial in the literature both for developed and lessdeveloped countries. Surveys by Hanushek (1986), for developed countries, and (1996), for developing countries, argue that school facilities have at best tenuous effects on outcomes, particularly on test scores. Kremer (1996), emphasizes that such a negative overall assessment of the evidence rests on Hanushek?s interpretation of statistically insignificant findings as evidence against an effect of school quality, but notes that there is a singular absence of evidence from developing countries that the pupil-teacher ratio is an important determinant of outcomes.

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  • Anne Case & Angus Deaton, 1998. "School quality and educational outcomes in South Africa," Working Papers 993, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Center for Research on Child Wellbeing..
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    1. Simon Appleton, 2000. "Education and Health at the Household Level in Sub-Saharan Africa," CID Working Papers 33A, Center for International Development at Harvard University.
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    8. Jessica Holmes, 2002. "Measuring the determinants of school completion in Pakistan: Analysis of censoring and selection bias," Middlebury College Working Paper Series 0241, Middlebury College, Department of Economics.
    9. Jessica Holmes, 1999. "Measuring the Determinants of School Completion in Pakistan: Analysis of Censoring and Selection Bias," Working Papers 794, Economic Growth Center, Yale University.

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    South Africa;

    JEL classification:

    • I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General
    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education

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